The NFL trade deadline is nowhere near as exciting as any of the other major sports. Some of this has to do with the salary cap. The other factor that goes into making the NFL Trade deadline so boring is how early it happens in the season.
But this year could be different.
As teams adjust to the new concussion rules, quarterbacks are at a premium. Fortunately, the Lions find themselves with three healthy quarterbacks. Of course Matthew Stafford is untouchable, but the Lions should consider trading one of his back-ups if the price is right.
Kellen Moore sits as the Lions third quarterback week after week. This despite a very strong preseason. There could be value on the trade market for a talented young quarterback ready to make his mark.
Of Detroit’s two back-ups Kellen Moore has the most upside and could garner a high price from a team in need of a signal caller.
The team that comes to mind is the St. Louis Rams. The Rams are in the playoff hunt but their franchise quarterback suffered a season ending knee injury last week. The Rams may be willing to part with a high draft pick to bring Kellen Moore to St. Louis and revive hopes of nabbing a wild card spot.
If a market does develop for Kellen Moore the Houston Texans may also be interested. The Texans are having a disastrous season that has included a complete implosion the quarterback position. It might make sense for the Texans to bring in a talented young signal caller to get seasoning ahead of next season.
It would be a great opportunity for Martin Mayhew to get value out of a player that will probably not play a down this season.